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Williams and Cordina make it 34 medals for Wales

Ashley Williams
Williams (in red) was beaten by India's Devendro Laishram in the Men's Light Fly boxing Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Boxers Ashley Williams and Joseph Cordina have brought Wales's medal tally up to 34 this evening.

Williams won the bronze in the Men's Light Fly boxing after he was beaten by India's Devendro Laishram in the semi-finals.

Joseph Cordina
Joseph Cordina (in red) secured a bronze medal in his semi-final against Scotland's Charlie Flynn Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Cordina also took bronze after losing his bout against Scotland's Charlie Flynn.



Georgie Hockenhull takes Bronze on Beam

Gymnast Georgie Hockenhull has added another medal to Team Wales' collection after finishing third on the balance beam.

Georgie Hockenhull
Georgie's medal bring Team Wales' total to 31 Credit: PA

Hockenhull finished behind Canada's Elsabeth Black who took Gold and Mary Anne Monckton who took Silver, in a performance that earned her a score of 13.466.

Welsh teammate Elizabeth Beddoe narrowly missed out on a place on the podium finishing fourth.

Hockenhull's medal brings Team Wales' official total to 31- matching their previous record in Manchester. The team are guaranteed at least another three bronzes from boxers Lauren Price, Ashley Williams and Joe Cordina.

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Bronze for Thorley after semi-final defeat

Team Wales secured its second boxing bronze medal of the day after Nathan Thorley was defeated by Mauritius' Kennedy St Pierre in the 81kg semi-final.

Thorley confirmed Wales' second boxing medal of the day. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA

The man from Cardiff struggled throughout the match, with his coaching team throwing in the towel deep into round three.

Welsh interest in the boxing continues this evening, with Lauren Price and Joseph Cordina both in semi-final action at around seven.

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